The spousing crisis is leading to homelessness and child poverty.
Rental spouses are just too expensive.They are insecure and impermanent. You could get kicked out at any time and have to go looking for another. Some spouses have become P-contaminated and put children at risk. But there simply aren't enough solid, life-time spouses available, so more and more people are being forced into the rental spouse market.
The spousing problem in Auckland is worst. Auckland spouses are the most expensive and are driving people to look for spouses in other parts of the country. But it just gets worse. People are having to shack up with other people's spouses and share. Some even turn their backs on spouses to live in cars!
Some spouses wait, empty. Nobody wants them. they have been turned down for more attractive spouses.
Some say state-spousing is the answer but is it? State spousing (sometimes called the DPB) only makes poverty worse.
If Labour has a policy to solve the spousing crisis, I'll vote for them.
But honestly I think the only way to solve the spousing crisis is to stop meddling with the market.
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